FEAST OF LOVE (Robert Benton). 102 minutes. Opens Friday (September 28). Rating: NNN
Feast Of Love is more cupcake than full-course meal. It looks and tastes great (gorgeous lighting, gorgeous colour, gorgeous music), but it doesn't have much meat. It's a sugar hit that'll leave you as quickly as it came.
Harry ( Morgan Freeman ) hangs at the coffee shop owned by Bradley ( Greg Kinnear ); he watches as Bradley's wife ( Selma Blair ) falls in love with a woman ( Stana Katic ), Bradley's employee ( Toby Hemingway ) falls in love with a co-worker ( Alexa Davalos ) and Bradley falls in love with not one but two new women, one of whom ( Radha Mitchell ) is fucking someone else.
Although they're excellent as always, Freeman and Kinnear don't get to branch out much. One of them plays a wise fellow offering sage advice, one plays a decent guy whose hopes are tinged with desperation. One of them does voice-overs, one of them doesn't. Guess which is which.
Next time, make a movie about Mitchell's character, Diana. Mitchell's American accent is as wobbly as her character's morals, but she's the most complex -- and interesting -- of the bunch. She's the spicy main course that this Feast skips in favour of dessert.